Phillip Noyce

Director, Screenwriter
Having established himself as an accomplished practitioner of the thriller genre in his native Australia, director Phillip Noyce came to Hollywood, where he became a director-for-hire on several studio films before ... Read more »
Born: 04/29/1950 in Griffith, New South Wales, AU

Filmography

Director (25)

Roots 2016 (Tv Show)

Director

Crisis 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

The Giver 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Mary and Martha 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Director

Luck 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Brotherhood 1991 - 1992, 2006 - 2008, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Salt 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Catch a Fire 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Tru Calling 2003 (Tv Show)

Director

Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

The Quiet American 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

The Bone Collector 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

The Saint 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Clear and Present Danger 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Sliver 1993 (Movie)

(Director)

Nightmare Cafe 1991 - 1992 (Tv Show)

Director

Patriot Games 1992 (Movie)

(Director)

Blind Fury 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Dead Calm 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Echoes of Paradise 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

The Curse 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Director

Heatwave 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Newsfront 1979 (Movie)

(Director)

Backroads 1978 (Movie)

(Director)

Above Suspicion (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (3)

Lights Out 1991 - 1992, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

Rabbit-Proof Fence 2002 (Movie)

(Producer)

Backroads 1978 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (3)

Heatwave 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Newsfront 1979 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Backroads 1978 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Production Management (2)

Let the Balloon Go 1975 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)

The Golden Cage 1974 (Movie)

(Assistant Director)
Actor (1)

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor
Wardrobe, Hair & Makeup (1)

Heatwave 1982 (Movie)

(Special Makeup Effects)

Biography

Having established himself as an accomplished practitioner of the thriller genre in his native Australia, director Phillip Noyce came to Hollywood, where he became a director-for-hire on several studio films before returning home to helm two of his most acclaimed films. Noyce first made a name for himself in the Australian film industry with his period drama, "Newsfront" (1978), before moving to television to helm the critically hailed miniseries "The Dismissal" (1983). Later in the decade, he found international success with the taut thriller, "Dead Calm" (1989), which gained him entrée into Hollywood while helping introduce the world to Aussie actress Nicole Kidman. But once he began directing studio movies, Noyce's track record became hit-or-miss. After an inauspicious American debut with the improbable Rutger Hauer thriller "Blind Fury" (1989), he directed Harrison Ford as government agent Jack Ryan in the popular "Patriot Games" (1992). Noyce found himself in the dog house after directing Sharon Stone in the rather ridiculous "Sliver" (1993), before rebounding nicely by reuniting with Ford for "Clear and Present Danger" (1994). Following "The Saint" (1997) and "The Bone Collector" (1998), Noyce had tired of Hollywood and returned to Australia to direct two of his best films, "Rabbit-Proof Fence" (2002) and "The Quiet American" (2002), both of which rejuvenated his creative juices and allowed him confidently return to Hollywood later in the decade.

Relationships

Jan Chapman Producer

Wife
Met while at university in the late 1960s

Vuyo Dyasi

Wife
Met in 2005 during the shooting of "Catch A Fire" in Johannesburgh Married in 2006

Lucia Noyce Continuity

Daughter
Mother, Jan Sharp

Luvuyo Noyce

Son
Born in March 2008 mother, Vuyo Dyasi

Jan Sharp Screenplay

Wife

EDUCATION

Barker College

Australian Film, Television and Radio School

1973

Milestones

2010

Directed the CIA thriller "Salt" with Angelina Jolie playing a CIA operative who is accused of being a Russian sleeper agent (filmed in 2009)

2006

Directed episodes for Showtime's "Brotherhood"

2006

Directed Tim Robbins and Derek Luke in "Catch a Fire," which is a true story set in the early 1980s in apartheid-era South Africa

2003

Directed the pilot for Fox's "Tru Calling"

2002

Directed "Rabbit-Proof Fence," a true story of Australian Aboriginal girls set in the 1930s

2002

Helmed the film adaptation of Graham Greene's "The Quiet American," starring Michael Caine and Brendan Fraser

1999

Directed Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie in "The Bone Collector"

1997

Directed an update of the pulp hero "The Saint," starring Val Kilmer

1994

Filmed second Tom Clancy film "Clear and Present Danger"; again collaborated with Ford who starred

1993

Directed the voyeuristic thriller "Sliver," starring Sharon Stone

1992

Directed first film based on the books by Tom Clancy, "Patriot Games"; the first film with Harrison Ford in the lead role

1989

Directed first American feature, "Blind Fury"

1989

Major breakthrough as director, the sleeper hit, "Dead Calm"

1985

American TV debut, directed episodes of the HBO series "The Curse"

1984

Directed and co-wrote the ten-hour Australian mini-series "Cowra Breakout"

1982

Co-wrote and directed "Heatwave," starring Judy Davis

1980

Became the part-time manager of the Sydney Filmmaker's Co-operative

1978

Directed and co-wrote the commercial hit "Newsfront"; was the first Australian film to screen at the New York Film Festival

1977

Feature directorial debut, "Backroads"; also produced and wrote the screenplay

1976

Credited as 2nd assistant director on the feature "Let the Balloon Go"

1975

First professional film, the 50-minute docu-drama "God Knows Why, But It Works"

1975

First feature credit, as assistant director, "The Golden Cage"

1973

While attending the Australian National Film School, made the 50-minute documentary, "Castor and Pollux"

1967

Made first short-film at age 17, "Better to Reign In Hell"

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